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    Oh yes I also forgot to mention VLC media player. The best player with all the codecs out there. I use this software everyday yet I totally forgot about it. My laptop volume is a bit low, this program really gives it an audio boost.

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    Hirens Boot CD or DVD, has helped me get out of issues a number of time.

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    Well I forgot that I absolutely depend on Irfanview as an image viewer & also image manipulator; it is just that good & simple at the same time.

    The best news is I just put it on my new W10 lappy & there is now a 64 bit version that is sweet as ever.

    You can get it at & don't forget to install the plugins, they make the best of the program. (hint when installing plugins for W8 -W10; the 64 bit Program files folder is the one that is not x86)

    Enjoy.
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    some good progs there . yep irfanview with plugins is awesome .. bin running it since Win 98SE ,,
    and CCleaner , never without.

    okay , i may as well say it - nowadays , i don't run an Antivirus prog , have found they bloat , and take up resources , and can give false positives , depending on the program , and sometimes what one will find , another will not ...
    Good house keeping is the key.
    and always have a recent full backup on a separate partition , with a boot CD. has saved me in more ways than one..
    or a clone HD..

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    Don't get me wrong here , this is just my personal views , and experiences ..
    i DO NOT condone - NOT having an Antivirus program ..

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    I only Malwarebytes antimalware Free .
    i run XpSp3 Pro ,, IMO - the best .. OLD , BUT STABLE ,

    and , as added simple security , a modified HOSTS file ,


    And

    SpywareBlaster similar to Hosts ,


    + Windows 10 Firewall control.


    I EDIT my Services , for Security .
    Pity Black Viper site is no longer .

    i still use his Services Hacks ,,

    he was / is a coder for Firefox , if i'm not mistaken

    a bit of a long post , apologies .,

    Maybe Admin may be able to make this Thread by Tiny a sticky ..With Sysinternals post merged ..

    Cheers , hope i have'nt bored anyone

    Btw . i'm not a Tech expert , but just practical , and learnt thru experience . from win 3.1 , 95 , Me . 98 . 98Se ..

    cheers ... now back ta me Beer ,,, haha
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    Cute PDF Writer - works like a "printer", very useful.

    And yes, 100% agree, VLC Media Player.
    Live your dreams, or you'll just end up living someone else's.

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    Media Monkey Gold - for managing my music library, and manipulating tags, syncing media etc.
    Exact Audio Copy - Ripping CDs accurately
    Irfan View and GIMP - for image editing
    Libre Office Suite - good free office suite that is highly compatible with Micrsoft Office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manfromironbark View Post

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    Don't get me wrong here , this is just my personal views , and experiences ..
    i DO NOT condone - NOT having an Antivirus program ..

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    I was a bit the same until I started using ESET. I've found it to be pretty non intrusive and faultless over a couple of years. Ya just gotta wear a condom on the web.
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    Default no worries , condom yep - i have virus protection ....


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    Boody hell I need a software that slows down time!

    I remember when Tiny started this almost 4 year old thread like it was barely a year ago (yes I am also aware of the irfanview resurrection, maybe a few months ago in my timeline) and remember deciding not to post my exotic stuff because I rarely use Windows and would bore every one again.
    If there was any Windows application I can NOT live without, then it is Total/Wincommander and yes also since Win3.11 (Norton Commander for DOS of course, although there were some better clones).
    It gives me Total control over Windows, without it I am like an eskimo in the desert.

    OK, best reader for me is Sumatra PDF, also reads Epub, superfast, just an exe(no installer) lean and clean, does everything right the way I want it. I hate Adobe.
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